D.I.Myself- Walkway flower beds.

Even though I moved into my house over a year ago now, there's still so much work that needs to be done. I'm pretty happy with the progress I've made on the inside but I still have quite a ways to go with the exterior. Landscaping the front yard, making sense of the backyard, and a possible paint job are just a few of the things on that to do list. But I have to keep reminding myself- one thing at a time.

The first thing I tackled was a seemingly simple redo of the flower beds on either side of the walkway leading to my front door.

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This was so much more complicated than I ever could've expected! I woke up on my Saturday, determined and ready to pick up my supplies at Lowe's. I had watched some YouTube videos and I was ready to tackle it!

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Clearing out the mess the last owners left behind was a workout that left me sore for a week. A WEEK! I'm not exaggerating. This barely 5' girl isn't afraid of manual labor but holy camoly!

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And incase you're wondering, you aren't supposed to put dirt and rocks in your garbage bin... Whoops! I'm such a rebel. I was convinced my garbage men were going to come find me after I did this. But come on, I'm sure people have done much worse! I just had no idea how much rock was loaded up in those flower beds. It was nuts!

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So once I got it cleared out, I got the nutrients into the soil, put in my plants, and laid out the mulch. And I got those cute solar lights too.

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I was so happy with the way it turned out! I wish I could say it still looked like this... With summer rains and I'll be honest, me being lazy, upkeep has not been my strong suit. But I like to think the hard work I put in will make it easier to go back in and do the work now.
Right?
Oh man, I hope so...
Have you tackled any front yard projects? Any tips you have for this beginner would be much appreciated!
3 steps forward, 2 steps back. Atleast I'm a step ahead of where I started!

Just gotta keep at it.

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